Jet Aerobatics – is dedicated to the operation, preservation and display of ex-military fast jet aircraft.
The first ever flight of the Jet Provost took place 65 years ago this year, the 26th June 1954 to be precise. This venerable aircraft served the RAF for almost 40 years and a number are still airworthy in private ownership and can be seen regularly on the air show circuit!
Here at Jet Aerobatics we hope to have an extremely busy season helping with the celebrations.
For 2019 Jet Aerobatics will primarily offer a single ship display with the option for a pairs display.
However this will depend on crew and aircraft availability.
Initially we aim to provide a flowing and visually satisfying display with a view to re-establishing our proven highly dynamic and exciting aerobatic display which has thrilled the British air show going public for many years prior to the aerobatic restrictions imposed by the CAA following the tragic events of Shoreham.
Now these restriction have been lifted we will obviously need time to resurrect our highly dynamic routine so it is intended to refine the display as we progress through the 2019 season. Combined with aerobatic manoeuvres our display pilot/s will also provide some rather graceful flying which will offer the photographers amongst you the chance to take some amazing and evocative photographs of this amazing little aeroplane and at the same time will show the slow handling characteristics of this immaculate Mk5 (XW324).
We’re often told by the photographers that the slower, less dynamic displays are the best for photography and due to the latest ‘risk assessments’ organisers need to undertake they too seem to favour ‘slow and graceful’ over high speed dynamic manoeuvres, that said, we need to cater for all tastes and we will do our best to satisfy everyone.
As a foot note, although the aerobatic restrictions have now been lifted we will still have to abide by any restrictions imposed by a venue and/or operate within an organisers’ display approval. Our displays are however adaptable and we should be able to suit all venues and tastes alike.
Our pilots are led by our chief pilot Flt Chelvin Hibbert (Ret’d) and our roll of pilots is complimented this year by the addition of Flt Andy Sell, Andy has in excess of 12,000 hours logged, is an RAF CFI and amongst other things has captained the BBMF’s Lancaster and C47 for 5 seasons as well as more recently displaying the Grob Tutor.
For the 2019 season our chief Pilot Chelvin Hibbert will share display flying with Andy and the pair will work closely with the immensely experienced BAe test pilot John Hurrell.
To see our pristine JP5 and those of our partner JP operators in action, click on the ‘air show’ tab to see where we are intending to display or, alternatively, to book your own display click on the ‘Jet Aerobatics’ link below and email us for a non-profit making quote. Jet Aerobatics are also available for static display.
If you need convincing, then read one of the many positive and independent reviews or alternatively watch one of the many magnificent in-cockpit videos which can be found on YouTube.
You can access these via our photo gallery page.
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